N.A. Hussein

Nadia Abdou was appointed Egypt's first female governor for Beheira on Feb. 16. Posted Feb. 17, 2017.  (photo by Twitter/@EgyptianStreets)

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Have Egypt’s Salafists had a change of heart on female leaders?

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017 | N.A. Hussein, Contributor

The controversy over the appointment of Nadia Abdou as Egypt's first female governor continues within the Salafi Call and may lead to internal divisions in the movement.

How Egypt's religious institutions are trying to curb atheism

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 | N.A. Hussein, Contributor

Egyptian court records show thousands of women have filed for divorce over their husbands' atheism — even though religious authorities maintain there are only 866 atheists in the country.

Are women the solution to Egypt’s economic problems?

Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 | N.A. Hussein, Contributor

Many economists and experts expect women to boost the Egyptian economy by assuming more leadership positions.

Egypt proposes inheritance protections for women

Friday, Mar. 3, 2017 | N.A. Hussein, Contributor

Lawmakers are considering a plan that would spell out prison sentences and fines for people who try to keep inheritances from being distributed fairly to rightful heirs, a problem that especially affects women.

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N.A. Hussein has worked for a number of Egyptian newspapers, including Elwatan, and is now working as a freelance journalist. She is interested in women's rights, as well as legal and political issues.

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